The trees are beginning to change as summer continues to fade and fall creeps closer. Late August through early November is the perfect time of year for trying unique seasonal fruits and vegetables. These delicious foods are packed with vital nutrients necessary for maintaining healthy, youthful skin. We’ve suggested some scrumptious recipes featuring these fall favorites and we’d love know what you think! Please leave links to your favorite fall recipes with these fruits and veggies as well!
Cranberries are not only full of Vitamins A and C but are also bursting with beneficial antioxidants that fight free radicals which lead to premature aging. In addition to being great skin savers, these powerful berries can help prevent plaque formation on teeth!
Favorite Cranberry Recipe: Fresh Cranberry Muffins
Figs have an extremely high potassium content which is important for regulating the amount of water in your body's cells. Since hydration is key for balanced and healthy skin, we recommend taking advantage of the season and trying some delicious fig recipes.
Favorite Fig Recipe: Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Eggplant is not only a trendy fall color, it’s also deliciously nutritious. Eggplants are bursting with an antioxidant compound called Nasunin which is a potent free-radical scavenger.
Favorite Eggplant Recipe: Eggplant Involtini
Okra contains a superior form of fiber that helps control and slow down the rate of sugar absorption in our bodies. Not only is excess sugar bad for your overall health but too much sugar can be a prime cause of breakouts and blemishes.
Favorite Okra Recipe: Shrimp and Okra Gumbo
Recipes and Photos: Cookinglight.com